Welcome Back from CRLS
Published on Sep 1, 2016 14:55

September 1, 2016

Welcome Back
Dear CRLS Students and Families,

Welcome to a new school year! I hope you had an enjoyable summer break full of memorable experiences. Although it is difficult to conclude/end the vacation break, CRLS staff members are eager for classes to start. Our community looks forward to the arrival of the Class of 2020, and we are excited to catch up with returning students. Most importantly, we are energized and committed to helping students develop the skills and knowledge they need to be successful.

Please review the opening week schedule and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's Learning Community.


Damon Smith, Principal


New Block Schedule
There is now three lunches. Find out which one you are assigned to. Download the Schedule >>

Math Club

Club Day
Club Days will be a Club fair during all three lunches on Sept. 27, 28, and 29. Students will be able to visit club booths, talk to current members of each club to learn more about clubs, and sign-up to participate in clubs. 


New! CRLS Sandwich Ordering System
Save time and order your sandwich ahead of time. All orders must be placed by 10AM that day. Pickup your sandwich in the CRLS Main cafeteria. Check it out >>


MBTA Pass Information
MBTA passes will be available in the Main Office starting Friday, September 2nd. Learn more >>


Athletics Information
View the 2016 - 2017 Fall Athletic Schedule.


Free Clarinet Performance Tonight!
CRLS Clarinet Ensemble
September 1, 2016 | 7PM
Cambridge Music Consortium (Room 7)
315 Broadway | Cambridge, MA
Featuring works by Handel, Elgar, Ravel
Free Admission


RSTA Exploratory Information
For ninth graders enrolled in either RSTA Exploratory (Tech Exploratory OR BE-IT Exploratory): 

Sept. 6: Block 2 report to the Main Cafeteria;

Sept. 7: Block 2 once again Report to the Main Cafeteria.

Beginning Sept. 8 you will report to a specific room for your Exploratory class.

Summer Reading

Summer Reading
This year students were expected to read 5 books of their choice over the summer. Your student should be prepared to discuss one of them during the first month of school. 
Learn more >>

Summer Math
If your child is taking a math class this semester, they have a summer math assignment know as a pre-course packet.  Pre-course packets were distributed through math teachers and the Learning Community S office last spring. Pre-Course packets are due on the 1st day of math class. Download the 2016 CRLS Summer Pre-Course Packets.


Join us at the 2016 - 17 Friends of CRLS School Year Kickoff Community Meeting
September 27 | 7 - 8:30PM | Pearl K. Wise Library, CRLS
Welcome to families and staff new to CRLS! Welcome back to families and staff returning to CRLS! Parents, guardians, CRLS staff members, and Cambridge residents, please join Friends of CRLS for our 2016-17 Community Kick-Off to meet and mingle, talk about how to make the most of the CRLS experience for your family, learn about Friends of CRLS…and celebrate with a big piece of 10th Anniversary cake! Learn more >>

Peru and Cuba

Cuba and Peru are within reach with assistance from Friends of CRLS
CRLS school trips for April vacation are now being planned for the destinations of Cuba and Peru. If you're interested in the trip to Cuba, please contact Jon Baring-Gould. If you're interested in the trip to Peru, please contact Kate Holmes.

After you've signed up for your trip and paid the deposit, you can look into the possibility of a Student Travel Fellowship from Friends of CRLS. Funds are available to help eligible low income students make participation possible in school-authorized trips. Please email us or visit CRLS Room 2136 for information.

Get Involved with FOCA
There are many opportunities for parent engagement at CRLS and the Friends of Cambridge Athletics (FOCA) supports many aspects of this process for the athletics program. Participation is simple and there are many volunteer opportunities. Areas range from FOCA events to serving as parent liaison to teams. To learn more about our work and to get involved visit our website, send an email, or just come to one of our meetings held the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Athletics office 6 - 7:30PM.


Career & College Resource Center
uAspire: Free Financial Help
Free Financial Aid Help in the CCRC Tuesday through Friday mornings. Students can sign up in the CCRC (next door to the Media Cafe). 617.585.6361

Look Who's Visiting the CCRC
College representatives will be visiting Room 1501. You must sign up on Naviance and print your confirmation letter to attend. Space is limited. View the Schedule >>

CEOC is Here to Help You!
Need help filling out the CSS/PROFILE or other financial aid forms? Wondering how to pay for college? Have questions about navigating the college process? CEOC can help! 

Appointments are also available on other days, evenings, and weekends at our office in Central Square (11 Inman St. Right behind City Hall). Contact Tina Alu (617.868.2900) for more information or to make an appointment today!

CSVCambridge School Volunteers (CSV)
Are you interested in volunteering? Please contact Deandra Williams at 617.349.6794. Here are some key dates for returning volunteers: The Tutoring Center re-opens on September 6th. The Career College Mentor Program begins on September 28th. Learning Centers reopen early October. SAT Prep starts with seniors on October 4th.

CSV Free SAT Tutoring 
Every Tuesday starting October 4 | 2:30 - 4:30PM
CRLS' Fiction Room
We will offer SAT prep every Tuesday.

ACT, SAT, AP Testing
Don't forget to register in advance for these exams. View the Testing Schedule >>

Free Test Prep
Students who would like FREE test prep (including scholarship searches, practice tests, and downloadable e-books) can access the Testing & Education Reference Center database with their Cambridge Public Library card. You can access the database by going to the eLibrary page on the Cambridge Public Library website, or by clicking here.


Stay Connected

Get up-to-date news, announcements, event information, and school closing information. Follow CRLS on Facebook and Twitter today.

About the DYK: The DYK is a weekly publication for students and families of Cambridge Rindge & Latin School. To submit an announcement, email the DYK. Deadline for submission is Fridays at 10AM each week.


First Day of School for Grades 1 - 12
September 6

No School: Eid Al-Adha
September 12

FOCA Meeting
September 13 | 6 - 7:30PM

College Planning Night for Parents of Seniors
September 15 | 6 - 7PM

Aloha Day
September 16

Early Release Day
September 20

Add/Drop Period Ends
September 21

Semester 1
Curriculum Night

September 22 | 6 - 8PM

View Upcoming Family Events >>



Did you know that we have a mobile app? It's an easy way to stay connected! 
Download it here >>

2016-17 CRLS

Join us at the School Council meetings on the last Tuesday of each month. Learn more >> 

For election information, please 
click here.

The Homework Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:30 - 4PM in the CRLS Library. Learn more >>

Get Involved
Employment Permits
CRLS Student Handbook
Apsen Parent Account
(to get progress reports)

Student Required Forms
Back to School Info Packet and Opening Week Schedule
CRLS Zone Map

There are three ways to pay for lunch/breakfast at Cambridge Public Schools. To learn more, please click here. Please note: Paying  online is easy. CPS uses myschoolbucks.com

The 5th Annual Boston Teen Author Fest will be held Saturday September 24th from 9:30AM - 5PM at CRLS and the Cambridge Public Library. This event celebrates young adult literature and gives participants the opportunity to meet 35 different authors and sit in on 10 panels. This event is FREE and open to the public. Learn more >>



Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
459 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138
Fax: 617.349.6749
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